Arsene Wenger urges Liverpool NOT to involve Jurgen Klopp to find next manager

Former Arsenal manager warns Liverpool against involving Jurgen Klopp in finding their next manager, as the Reds boss prepares to leave at the end of the season

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As Jurgen Klopp bids farewell to Liverpool after nine impactful years at Anfield, Arsene Wenger, the legendary former Arsenal manager, has cautioned the Reds against seeking Klopp's advice in their quest for finding the new manager.

Emphasizing on the need for a unique approach, Wenger advised Liverpool to follow the Gunners’ lead in their managerial transition, as he himself left that job of searching a successor at the North London club in the hands of designated authorities.

Klopp, undoubtedly, has been the best manager for Liverpool in the modern era, helping the club to regain top spot in the Premier League as well as surge their path among the European elites in recent years.

The Reds chiefs, however, may be inclined in seeking Klopp’s expertise to finalise his replacement, but, according to Wenger, that would be a mistake.

Asked if Klopp should have a say in his successor, speaking on beIN Sports, the Frenchman shared his perspective, saying:

"No, no. I don't think so unless he becomes officially appointed by Liverpool as an advisor."

"You do your job and you let other people do their jobs. I think organizations work well when that is the case. Everybody does what they are responsible for. At least you know when it doesn't work, who to speak to."

Wenger, further, revealed that the Gunners hierarchy did not involve him in the conversation to find the next Arsenal manager, when questioned if he was associated in the search at Emirates Stadium in his final season.

Klopp insisted last month that he would refrain from coming in the way of the Liverpool owners in finding the next manager.

" No, why should I? It looks like I do all the work but I don’t, I can’t. That means all what we built in the last eight and half years is an incredibly strong structure behind the scenes so everything goes in the right direction,"

the 56-year-old continued

" So many people work here with only one idea: to find a perfect solution for Liverpool and I am pretty sure that will happen. And the last thing they need is advice from the old man walking out who tells them ‘By the way, make sure you bring him in’."

"I will definitely not do that. I don’t want to be the passenger who is disturbing that process. They will get a top manager here, there will be good football."

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